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Common Types of Sex Crimes

Have you been charged with a sex crime in Virginia? Speak with our Newport News sex crimes lawyer for legal assistance with your case. To protect your reputation and freedom, you need to do everything in your power to avoid the maximum penalties set forth under your specific crime, such as by scheduling a free case evaluation with our firm. We can discuss your specific charges and determine a strong course of action. The most common types of sex crimes include:

Sexual Assault
Acts of sexual aggression can be considered sexual assault. This offense can include violent acts, such as rape, marital sexual assault, and sexual battery.

Crimes Against Nature
Sexual contact between family members, which is often called incest, is a sex crime in Virginia. Sodomy, which involves sexual contact with any brute animal, is also a crime and is discussed in the Virginia Code § 18.2-361.

Sexual Predation
If an individual engages in menacing activity of a sexual nature, he or she is considered a sexual predator. Stalking and indecent exposure of the genitals are both crimes of sexual predation.

Child Sexual Abuse
One of the most severely penalized sex crimes in Virginia is child sexual abuse. Sex acts that are committed with a minor are classified as crimes against children. Child sexual abuse can include any type of crime from predation to physical abuse.

Lewd Conduct
Penalties for an individual charged with lewd conduct can be as severe as six months in jail. Lewd conduct is charged when the alleged perpetrator engages in sexual acts while unmarried that can be considered lascivious.

Statutory Rape
Statutory rape is charged when an individual engages in sexual intercourse with a minor. If the child is aged 12 and younger, the crime is punishable by 5 years in prison. Sexual intercourse with a child between the age of 13 and 15 can be punished by up to 10 years in prison.

Indecent Exposure
If you are charged with indecent exposure, you will need the aggressive attention of a knowledgeable attorney. If it is proven that the alleged perpetrator exposed his or her private parts intentionally, up to one year incarceration can be expected.

Solicitation / Prostitution
Prostitution is a criminal offense that is heavily prosecuted in Virginia. A first arrest for prostitution / solicitation is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Charges substantially increase with further charges. If you are accused of solicitation, you can expect severe penalties if convicted.

Assistance from Our Newport News Criminal Lawyer

Sex crimes are charged when an alleged perpetrator is found to have performed a sexual act without the other party's consent. Virginians who are convicted of sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders. In addition, it is very difficult to have a sex crime record erased from one's record. Virginia is cracking down on sex crimes for both adults and juveniles, so contact us for the assistance your case requires. If you have been charged with another crime or an additional criminal offense, we can help with that too.

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